Hi, you. I’m Alyssa, a writer, editor, and empath with inattentive-type ADHD. Feeling confident in embodying each of these lovely labels is something that comes and goes—and it’s still sinking in that this is completely okay. Many women like myself find it hard to celebrate our strengths, give ourselves credit for all the work we do, admire ourselves how far we’ve come, and pause to find electric excitement in the big and little wins we achieve. Why is that?
I think it’s because there are gaps—some tiny and some big—in the way we see ourselves. Gaps between what we do and what we think we do, who we are and who we think we are, what we can accomplish and what we think we can accomplish. And filling those gaps requires strong self-empathy. Empathy is everything. But building it for ourselves first allows us to extend empathy in a healthy, meaningful way to better connect with the people around us.
MY MISSION: Help people build greater self-empathy to confidently write and edit their own fulfilling lives.
- People who find it challenging to take care of themselves
- People who identify as, or want to be, more sensitive or empathic
- People who live with ADHD or other chronic conditions
- People who work as writers, editors, or creative entrepreneurs